Meet Brandon Doman, a Brooklyn resident with a curiosity for stranger's stories. For the past 5 years, Brandon has been asking strangers to write anonymous journal entries on blank sheets of paper. After starting in a coffee shop with a simple sign on notebook paper, he moved on to Washington Square Park to collect stories. Now with more than 10,000 stories in the collection, he says he has learned more about others than he has ever imagined. We caught up with Brandon in Washington Square Park to learn more about his project and speak to some people who submitted their stories!

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